Centre for Specialization in Immigration and Citizenship Laws


The Centre for Specialization in Immigration and Citizenship Laws (CSICL) is a constituent centre of the Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, and was founded on 3rd January, 2019 under the leadership of the then Centre President, Anushka Misra and then Faculty In-Charge, Dr. D. Ganesh Kumar. Immigration and refugee applicants are among the most vulnerable consumers of legal services. Problems like language barriers and familiarity with the legal system are common challenges they face, which hamper their right to security, recognition and human dignity. The legal system has to work towards this area of law, especially in encouraging more law students towards becoming qualified, trained and assessed experts who can provide the professional help needed. With this in mind, the Centre was created with the objective of providing a platform to students of law school to pursue an interest in the field of citizenship and immigration laws, hoping to encourage enthusiastic and detailed research on these subjects of global importance. Since most law schools do not include this subject as a part of the curriculum, keeping in mind the proactive vision of the Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad to promote practical learning outside of classrooms, the Centre focussed on training students and inspiring interest in them towards these areas of law.


  • To build a centre that will help set new and higher standards for immigration and citizenship consultants. With virtual conferences and national seminars, in collaboration with leading organizations, legal institutions and activists in the field, the Centre aims to help transform the quality of immigration consultant services, and to raise awareness among law students on the plethora of challenges existing in the system.
  • The Centre hopes to effectively train more law students in the field of immigration and citizenship, and provide them with the skill sets needed to ensure immigrants are given equitable, accessible and humane legal aid.
  • The Centre plans on conducting multiple intra-collegiate events such as debates, guest lectures by experts, among others to promote research, learning and an active interest for the subject.
  • The Centre will also conduct a national event during the academic year to expand its educational impact to students of other law colleges as well.
  • The Centre eventually hopes to build a large network of law students, professors, activists, legal experts, and national and international authorities on immigration, to collaborate with them in conducting research and providing active aid and consultancy

Official Email-id of Cell/Centre


Under the guidance of

  • Dr. Santosh Aghav- Director, SLSH
  • Dr. Anuradha B – Deputy Director, SLSH
  • Dr. K. Shanti – Faculty In-Charge, CICL

List of Members

SNO Name of the Member Batch Designation in the Centre
1 SALONI ATUL KUMAR 2019-2024 President
2 Aditya m saran 2019-2024 Vice president
3 Riya palnitkar 2019-2024 Head- Organising committee
4 Twesha karnani 2019-2024 Head- Pr & media committee
5 Naman priyadarshi 2020-2025 Head- Research & publication committee
6 S raghaveendraa prasad - Organising
7 Shaurya vardhan singh - Organising
8 Amritha nandini - Organising
9 Kadiyala beula grace - Organising
10 Vanshi r popat - Organising
11 Ayushi sahay - Organising
12 Vinayak garg - Organising
13 Shubhang sharma - Organising
14 Utkarsh saxena - Pr & media
15 Anoushka singh - Pr & media
16 Avichal solomon - Pr & media
17 Parth sarthi garg - Pr & media
18 Shreya bose - Research
19 Jaskirat pratap singh walia - Research
20 Saranya garnepeddy - Research
21 Manav thakkar - Research